What we’re watching Thursday

BY newsdesk  September 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM EDT

Good morning! It’s Thursday, September 26. Here’s the news we’re watching today.

Politics

  • President Obama will deliver a speech on healthcare at 10:50 a.m. ET in Largo, Maryland. We’ll stream it live.
  • Christina Bellantoni reports: “The next big vote on the continuing resolution spending agreement is Friday morning instead of Thursday night. And that means Thursday will be a day of debate and no budget votes.”
  • Our politics team gathered all the latest movements in the budget battle in the Morning Line.

Iran

  • Iran is set for a historic “ice breaker” meeting at the U.N. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet, along with a handful of other nations in the “highest-level engagement in 30 years.”

Pakistan

Kenya

  • In an overnight statement, al Shabab warned Kenyan forces to withdraw from Somalia or face a “war of attrition.” The group attacked a security post near the Somali border today, killling 2 police officers.<

Iraq